READ MORE Having, Doing, and Being Church During the Pandemic Without question, 2020 and 2021 have been tough years. In the eight states that compose our territory, the pandemic has led to 7,086,697 COVID-19 cases, and 123,900 deaths as of August 7, 2021. In addition, the same period has seen our nation tested by insurrection and a racial reckoning, along with deep divides over politics, vaccines, and mask wearing. Early Childhood Educators: